Grosjean has gone!

Horatio Caine
05-27-2004, 04:02 PM
What a surprise - I know that Starace is good, given some of his excellent results this year, but it is rather shocking that he disposed of the best French player in straight sets! What on earth happened Seb?

05-27-2004, 04:03 PM
:secret: Starace practised with Roger a few days ago. ;)

On a more serious note, I have no idea what happened. ESPN didn't show much of it, all I have seen is the scoreline.

Horatio Caine
05-27-2004, 04:04 PM
Who is Starace - apart from an Italian with serious talent?!!

05-27-2004, 04:06 PM
However, from the stats, we can see that Starace got 80% first serves in, while Grosjean got 53. 19 UEs to 41... :rolleyes:

05-27-2004, 04:16 PM
Starace played great, sad for Grosjean I really like him. Sadly I doubt he will ever win a slam unless they make one indoors, in which case, maybe...

05-27-2004, 04:40 PM
BRAVO POTITO!!! :D :bigclap:

A rising Italian star in the making perhaps? It's been a looooong time. :o

User ID 4783
05-27-2004, 04:42 PM
I've never heard Starace's name before... but congratulations to him ;)

05-27-2004, 04:48 PM
poor Seb but congrats to Starace, what they showed on ESPN was quite impressive and he looks like he's a lot of fun to watch!

05-27-2004, 05:20 PM
Seb blew it in the first set tiebreak -- he had two set points. too bad for him.

05-27-2004, 05:24 PM
damn!! Grosjean and Ferrero out on the same day!!!!! :mad: What a tragic day for tennis and me@!!@ :tears:

05-27-2004, 05:41 PM
seb my favourite french player lost....what is the roland garros for the french without him!

by the way i didn't know this player: starace. congrats to him he's got the talent...and you're right he's gonna be a star for italy! :)

05-27-2004, 05:44 PM
yeah he is my fav french player ferrero, no seb, no aa...arghh this RG is looking to be come on moya and win the whole damn thing!!!!

05-28-2004, 02:05 AM
Massu is going to be happy about this..

05-28-2004, 02:19 AM
Seb :bigcry: Not a great way to celebrate his birthday this weekend.

I wish ESPN would've shown more of the match because Potito did seem impressive. Not to mention this is my 2nd fave that he's taken out. He took out my favorite head case, Dmitry Tursunov, in the first round. I think it would be coll to see more than one qualifier in the round of 16 :) .

05-28-2004, 06:50 AM
Grosjean wasn't ready this year. Doesn't matter, he'll do better next time!

I'm happy for Potito, he played very well and deserved the win. It's nice to see someone like him in third round.

05-28-2004, 08:04 AM
Seb wasn't doing too well, if he can't keep his ue's down the chances are always high he'll lose. But with the kind of game Starace showed there was no escaping, the guy could completely unfold a great gamestyle. If he can keep this level up, I've found me a new fave!